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…and to all a Good Night!

This year, when I opened a gift with Taz under the tree in WoW, I got:

Which means WoW gave me this for Christmas:

Hooray, moar lewtz!

Which means I can now terrorize the Azeroth skies in fashionably bright purple:

The Fast and the Furious

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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We’re trying hardmodes and achievements in Ulduar now with some regularity.  Some are pretty easy.  Some are actually freakin’ hard.  After an unfortunate Crazy Cat Lady attempt, one of our DPS’s computers shut down on her, so while we waited for her to reboot, we held a pilgrim-costume dance party.  My pally took one look at my screen and remarked:

“So this is how Goodwife Taz earned her Scarlet A.”

So true, my Goodpaladin.

Goodwife Taz gets down and dirty.

Throw in a pink elephant and you have every pilgrim's feverish dream-sequence...

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Push It!

Abandon hope all ye who push here...

This is a little recommendation for the WoW players out there who, like myself, have just done the following: spent three weeks on vacation, followed by playing only twice in order to raid, followed by playing nothing for a week due to no internet due to moving to a different state. Also, add in the moving company bringing all of your furniture the same day the cable company arrived (second time for the cable company since they messed up the order!), and a nice and overzealous moving van driver running over a “Do Not Enter” sign as he attempted to exit the complex by driving the wrong way down a one-way avenue.  Throw on some extra added “moved-whole-life” exhaustion, and then you have me last night.

So if you were/are/will be like me, you do not want to do the following: go into a saved Ulduar instance, teleport to The Spark of Imagination, buff up, and PRESS THE BIG RED BUTTON.  (more…)

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Today, as you are probably all aware, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Although nobody I met out and about followed the strict pirate-themed conversational guidelines, in WoW, everything has gone pirate!  And I learned a lot of things about pirates that I’d never known…the world of pirates is way different than I always thought.

First of all, becoming a pirate is really, really easy.  Just talk to someone dressed like a pirate and VOILA!  Tazha = Full-Fledged Pirate!

Next step?  Ingratiate myself to the higher ups.  I looked all over Booty Bay (now known as Pirate Central) and eventually found an enormous grouping of pirates on the roof of the Auction House.  Assuming that the pirates had pillaged the AH and were celebrating by drinking from the dead AH goblins’ heads while possibly firing guns into the air, I leapt to the roof to join in, wondering how I was possibly going to drink from a probably-still-warm skull.  Instead, I found a bunch of scantily clad pirates dancing with each other, drinking from common mugs, picnicking, lugging around cute and adorable pets, and shooting fireworks like a bunch of Lunar Festival nuts.

Taz the Pirate

Taz the Pirate

With a sigh, I headed over to the Dread Captain Demeza to share some booze and get my achievement.  Maybe, just maybe, I had arrived before all the pillaging and destruction.  No such luck.  With all the menace of the Hamburgler, the Dread Pirate chortled about how Booty Bay was hers for the day (dammit, was she renting a car or terrorizing a seaside community?!), and we shared a mug of what I can only assume was Budweiser.  Possibly Bud Lite.

The media had led me to believe that pirates were terrifying creatures of lust and greed, men who had fallen into such hardship that their only recourse was a seafaring life of crime, like the Somali pirates or the crew of the Black Pearl.  The truth, however, is that pirates are far more like these guys:

Ah, well.  That’s why you can never trust the media.

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Level 70!  Woot!  (Soon my second class of healer will be ready to begin raiding...muahaha...)

Level 70! Woot! (Soon my second class of healer will be ready to begin raiding...muahaha...)

When my pally and I reached 70 on our latest alts (I’m the female dwarf priest, he’s the male draenai shaman) while killing whelps outside of Westguard Keep, we paused and marked the occasion with a cliff-side picnic, including white wine, cheese, bread, and a flame-riddled chocolate cake.  All of the picnic items were a bit squishy from being hauled in packs from Dalaran, but it was well worth the effort.

Sometimes it’s good to just take a moment and celebrate the little things.

P.S. Note that due to finding yet another replacement chestpiece but still no pants, I am once again wandering about in bikini bottoms.

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The Elusive Feral Penguin (Requires Critter Bites)

The Elusive Feral Penguin (Requires Critter Bites)

Gathering mats for Tazha’s engineering bonanza wasn’t all fun, games, and endless node farming.  While flying over Icecrown, Tazha spotted a small group of critters that had clearly been abandoned by their fellows.  Recognizing from repeated viewings of Wallace and Gromit that penguins are often much more than they seem, she proceeded to watch the cluster as they waddled around on the ice, forlorn and aimless.  They were certainly a miserable little bunch right now, but with the right leader they could be a force for trouble all over Azeroth.  Tazha decided that she was that leader.  (more…)

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Tazha avoiding dailies.

Every day that I log onto WoW lately brings the same dilemma – to daily or not to daily?

I have two level 80s who are happily raiding whenever they get the chance, but one cannot live on raids alone.  (In fact, I’m pretty sure if one tried to – at least if that one were me – there would be a large computer-shaped hole in one’s nearest window out of which one’s computer would have made a less-than-graceful exit.)  So what to do when I’m not raiding?

Well, there’s always leveling additional alts.  I’m working on a holy priest (Alliance) and a hunter (Horde) and these offer their own amusements.  However, I hardly want to completely neglect my mains except for their raids – they deserve better.  And that’s where dailies come in.

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